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Energy Transfer Equity LP
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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2016
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 4:33:00 PM
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Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Recent Earnings

Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) reported 3rd Quarter September 2016 earnings of $0.19 per share on revenue of $9.7 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.27 per share. Revenue fell 8.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Energy Transfer Equity LP is a limited partnership company. The Company through its subsidiaries, owns and operates, natural gas gathering systems, natural gas intrastate pipeline systems and gas processing plants.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.19
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.27
Reported Revenue
$9.68 Bil
Revenue Estimate
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Energy Transfer Partners Reports Third Quarter Results

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) ("ETP" or the "Partnership") today reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016. Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 was $138 million, a decrease of $255 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to a $308 million non-cash impairment of the Partnership’s investment in the Midcontinent Express Pipeline. Adjusted EBITDA for ETP for the three months ended September 30, 2016 totaled $1.39 billion, a decrease of $110 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to lower earnings from the Partnership’s unconsolidated affiliates, including the impact from the Partnership’s contribution of certain assets to Sunoco LP in March 2016. Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP, as adjusted, for the three months ended September 30, 2016 totaled $720 million, a decrease of $14 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015, primarily due to a decrease in distributable cash flow from unconsolidated affiliates, which was largely offset by an increase in distributions received from Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. ("Sunoco Logistics") and a decrease in current income tax expense.

In October 2016, ETP announced a quarterly distribution of $1.055 per unit ($4.22 annualized) on ETP Common Units for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

ETP’s other recent key accomplishments include the following:

On November 1, 2016, ETP acquired certain interests in PennTex Midstream Partners, LP ("PennTex") from various parties for total consideration of approximately $640 million in ETP units and cash.

As of September 30, 2016, ETP’s $3.75 billion credit facility had $1.58 billion of outstanding borrowings and its leverage ratio, as defined by the credit agreement, was 4.26x.

An analysis of ETP’s segment results and other supplementary data is provided after the financial tables shown below. ETP has scheduled a conference call for 8:00 a.m. Central Time, Thursday, November 10, 2016 to discuss the third quarter 2016 results. The conference call will be broadcast live via an internet webcast, which can be accessed through www.energytransfer.com and will also be available for replay on ETP’s website for a limited time.

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. ETP’s subsidiaries include Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP (the successor of Southern Union Company) and Lone Star NGL LLC, which owns and operates natural gas liquids storage, fractionation and transportation assets. In total, ETP currently owns and operates more than 62,500 miles of natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines. ETP also owns the general partner, 100% of the incentive distribution rights, and approximately 67.1 million common units in Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL), which operates a geographically diverse portfolio of pipelines, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets. ETP recently acquired the general partner, 100% of the incentive distribution rights, and an approximate 65% limited partnership interest in PennTex Midstream Partners, LP (PTXP), which is a growth-oriented master limited partnership that provides natural gas gathering and processing and residue gas and natural gas liquids transportation services to producers in northern Louisiana. ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. website at www.energytransfer.com.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (ETE) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Sunoco LP (SUN). ETE also owns approximately 2.6 million ETP common units and approximately 81.0 million ETP Class H Units, which track 90% of the underlying economics of the general partner interest and IDRs of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL). On a consolidated basis, ETE’s family of companies owns and operates approximately 71,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude oil pipelines. For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. website at www.energytransfer.com.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary pipeline, terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and refined products. Sunoco Logistics’ general partner is a consolidated subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP). For more information, visit the Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. website at www.sunocologistics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.

The information contained in this press release is available on our website at www.energytransfer.com.

ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS, L.P. AND
SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(unaudited)
September 30,
December 31,
2016
2015
ASSETS
Current assets
$
5,481
$
4,698
Property, plant and equipment, net
49,082
45,087
Advances to and investments in unconsolidated affiliates
4,648
5,003
Non-current derivative assets
11
--
Other non-current assets, net
581
536
Intangible assets, net
3,985
4,421
Goodwill
4,139
5,428
Total assets
$ 67,927
$
65,173
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current liabilities
$
6,182
$
4,121
Long-term debt, less current maturities
29,182
28,553
Long-term notes payable - related companies
83
233
Non-current derivative liabilities
160
137
Deferred income taxes
4,438
4,082
Other non-current liabilities
919
968
Commitments and contingencies
Series A Preferred Units
33
33
Redeemable noncontrolling interests
15
15
Equity:
Total partners’ capital
19,364
20,836
Noncontrolling interest
7,551
6,195
Total equity
26,915
27,031
Total liabilities and equity
$ 67,927
$
65,173
ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS, L.P. AND
SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF
OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per unit data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
REVENUES
$
5,531
$
6,601
$
15,301
$
28,467
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Cost of products sold
3,931
4,942
10,529
22,792
Operating expenses
388
518
1,110
1,763
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
503
471
1,469
1,451
Selling, general and administrative
71
94
226
389
Total costs and expenses
4,893
6,025
13,334
26,395
OPERATING INCOME
638
576
1,967
2,072
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Interest expense, net
(345 )
(333 )
(981 )
(979 )
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
65
214
260
388
Impairment of investment in an unconsolidated affiliate
(308 )
--
(308 )
--
Losses on extinguishments of debt
--
(10 )
--
(43 )
Losses on interest rate derivatives
(28 )
(64 )
(179 )
(14 )
Other, net
52
32
96
56
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE (BENEFIT)
74
415
855
1,480
Income tax expense (benefit)
(64 )
22
(131 )
(20 )
NET INCOME
138
393
986
1,500
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest
64
(24 )
231
182
Less: Net loss attributable to predecessor
--
--
--
(34 )
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARTNERS
74
417
755
1,352
General Partner’s interest in net income
220
277
740
779
Class H Unitholder’s interest in net income
93
66
257
184
Class I Unitholder’s interest in net income
2
15
6
80
Common Unitholders’ interest in net income (loss)
$
(241 )
$
59
$
(248 )
$
309
NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON UNIT:
Basic
$
(0.49 )
$
0.11
$
(0.54 )
$
0.70
Diluted
$
(0.49 )
$
0.10
$
(0.54 )
$
0.68
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON UNITS OUTSTANDING:
Basic
507.4
485.0
499.8
415.1
Diluted
507.4
487.3
499.8
417.7
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
(Dollars and units in millions, except per unit amounts)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable
Cash Flow (a):
Net income
$
138
$
393
$
986
$
1,500
Interest expense, net of interest capitalized
345
333
981
979
Income tax expense (benefit)
(64 )
22
(131 )
(20 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
503
471
1,469
1,451
Non-cash compensation expense
22
16
60
59
Losses on interest rate derivatives
28
64
179
14
Unrealized (gains) losses on commodity risk management activities
15
(47 )
96
72
Inventory valuation adjustments
(37 )
134
(143 )
(16 )
Impairment of investment in an unconsolidated affiliate
308
--
308
--
Losses on extinguishments of debt
--
10
--
43
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
(65 )
(214 )
(260 )
(388 )
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
240
350
711
711
Other, net
(43 )
(32 )
(84 )
(51 )
Adjusted EBITDA (consolidated)
1,390
1,500
4,172
4,354
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
(240 )
(350 )
(711 )
(711 )
Distributable cash flow from unconsolidated affiliates
124
228
384
517
Interest expense, net of interest capitalized
(345 )
(333 )
(981 )
(979 )
Amortization included in interest expense
(4 )
(9 )
(16 )
(30 )
Current income tax (expense) benefit
(11 )
(79 )
(23 )
42
Maintenance capital expenditures
(97 )
(124 )
(234 )
(308 )
Other, net
7
4
13
11
824
837
2,604
2,896
Distributable Cash Flow (consolidated)
Distributable Cash Flow attributable to Sunoco Logistics (100%)
(240 )
(212 )
(696 )
(634 )
Distributions from Sunoco Logistics to ETP
136
107
393
295
Distributions from PennTex (b)
8
--
8
--
Distributable Cash Flow attributable to Sunoco LP (100%) (c)
--
--
--
(68 )
Distributions from Sunoco LP to ETP (c)
--
--
--
24
Distributable cash flow attributable to noncontrolling interest in
(10 )
(5 )
(26 )
(15 )
other consolidated subsidiaries
Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP
718
727
2,283
2,498
Transaction-related expenses
2
7
4
37
Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP, as
$
720
$
734
$
2,287
$
2,535
adjusted
Distributions to the partners of ETP (d):
Limited Partners:
Common Units held by public
$
554
$
508
$
1,607
$
1,458
Common Units held by ETE
3
3
8
51
Class H Units held by ETE (e)
92
68
263
186
General Partner interests held by ETE
8
8
24
23
Incentive Distribution Rights ("IDRs") held by ETE
346
320
1,012
937
IDR relinquishments net of Class I Unit distributions (f)
(127 )
(28 )
(271 )
(83 )
Total distributions to be paid to the partners of ETP
$
876
$
879
$
2,643
$
2,572
Common Units outstanding - end of period (d)
512.0
495.6
512.0
495.6
Distribution coverage ratio (g)
0.82x
0.84x
0.87x
0.99x

(a) Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures used by industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies to assess the financial performance and the operating results of ETP’s fundamental business activities and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, income from operations, cash flows from operating activities, or other GAAP measures.

There are material limitations to using measures such as Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow, including the difficulty associated with using either as the sole measure to compare the results of one company to another, and the inability to analyze certain significant items that directly affect a company’s net income or loss or cash flows. In addition, our calculations of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow may not be consistent with similarly titled measures of other companies and should be viewed in conjunction with measurements that are computed in accordance with GAAP, such as gross margin, operating income, net income, and cash flow from operating activities.

Definition of Adjusted EBITDA

ETP defines Adjusted EBITDA as total partnership earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization and other non-cash items, such as non-cash compensation expense, gains and losses on disposals of assets, the allowance for equity funds used during construction, unrealized gains and losses on commodity risk management activities, non-cash impairment charges, losses on extinguishments of debt and other non-operating income or expense items. Unrealized gains and losses on commodity risk management activities include unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivatives and inventory fair value adjustments (excluding lower of cost or market adjustments). Adjusted EBITDA reflects amounts for less than wholly-owned subsidiaries based on 100% of the subsidiaries’ results of operations and for unconsolidated affiliates based on ETP’s proportionate ownership.

Adjusted EBITDA is used by management to determine our operating performance and, along with other financial and volumetric data, as internal measures for setting annual operating budgets, assessing financial performance of our numerous business locations, as a measure for evaluating targeted businesses for acquisition and as a measurement component of incentive compensation.

Definition of Distributable Cash Flow

ETP defines Distributable Cash Flow as net income, adjusted for certain non-cash items, less maintenance capital expenditures. Non-cash items include depreciation, depletion and amortization, non-cash compensation expense, gains and losses on disposals of assets, the allowance for equity funds used during construction, unrealized gains and losses on commodity risk management activities, non-cash impairment charges, losses on extinguishments of debt and deferred income taxes. Unrealized gains and losses on commodity risk management activities includes unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivatives and inventory fair value adjustments (excluding lower of cost or market adjustments). For unconsolidated affiliates, Distributable Cash Flow reflects the Partnership’s proportionate share of the investee’s distributable cash flow.

Distributable Cash Flow is used by management to evaluate our overall performance. Our partnership agreement requires us to distribute all available cash, and Distributable Cash Flow is calculated to evaluate our ability to fund distributions through cash generated by our operations.

On a consolidated basis, Distributable Cash Flow includes 100% of the Distributable Cash Flow of ETP’s consolidated subsidiaries. However, to the extent that noncontrolling interests exist among ETP’s subsidiaries, the Distributable Cash Flow generated by ETP’s subsidiaries may not be available to be distributed to the partners of ETP. In order to reflect the cash flows available for distributions to the partners of ETP, ETP has reported Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP, which is calculated by adjusting Distributable Cash Flow (consolidated), as follows:

For subsidiaries with publicly traded equity interests, Distributable Cash Flow (consolidated) includes 100% of Distributable Cash Flow attributable to such subsidiary, and Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP includes distributions to be received by the parent company with respect to the periods presented.

For consolidated joint ventures or similar entities, where the noncontrolling interest is not publicly traded, Distributable Cash Flow (consolidated) includes 100% of Distributable Cash Flow attributable to such subsidiary, but Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP is net of distributions to be paid by the subsidiary to the noncontrolling interests.

For Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP, as adjusted, certain transaction-related and non-recurring expenses that are included in net income are excluded.

(b) Amount reflects distributions for the third quarter of 2016, to be paid by PennTex on November 14, 2016 with respect to ETP’s ownership interests of 6.3 million common units and 20 million subordinated units of PennTex acquired on November 1, 2016.

(c) Amounts related to Sunoco LP reflect the periods through June 30, 2015, subsequent to which Sunoco LP was deconsolidated and is now reflected as an unconsolidated affiliate.

(d) Distributions on ETP Common Units and the number of ETP Common Units outstanding at the end of the period, both as reflected above, exclude amounts related to ETP Common Units held by subsidiaries of ETP.

(e) Distributions on the Class H Units for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 were calculated as follows:

Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
General partner distributions and incentive distributions from
$
102
$
76
$
292
$
207
Sunoco Logistics
90.05 %
90.05 %
90.05 %
90.05 %
Total Class H Unit distributions
$
92
$
68
$
263
$
186

(f) IDR relinquishments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 include the impact of $85 million and $160 million, respectively, of incentive distribution reductions beginning with respect to the second quarter 2016 distributions, as agreed to between ETE and ETP in July 2016. Additionally, the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 include the impact of $8 million of incentive distribution reductions beginning with respect to the third quarter of 2016 distributions, as agreed to between ETE and ETP in November 2016 related to ETP’s acquisition of PennTex.

(g) Distribution coverage ratio for a period is calculated as Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP, as adjusted, divided by net distributions expected to be paid to the partners of ETP in respect of such period.

SUMMARY ANALYSIS OF QUARTERLY RESULTS BY
SEGMENT
(Tabular dollar amounts in millions)
(unaudited)

Our segment results were presented based on the measure of Segment Adjusted EBITDA. The tables below identify the components of Segment Adjusted EBITDA, which was calculated as follows:

Gross margin, operating expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses. These amounts represent the amounts included in our consolidated financial statements that are attributable to each segment.

Unrealized gains or losses on commodity risk management activities and inventory valuation adjustments. These are the unrealized amounts that are included in cost of products sold to calculate gross margin. These amounts are not included in Segment Adjusted EBITDA; therefore, the unrealized losses are added back and the unrealized gains are subtracted to calculate the segment measure.

Non-cash compensation expense. These amounts represent the total non-cash compensation recorded in operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses. This expense is not included in Segment Adjusted EBITDA and therefore is added back to calculate the segment measure.

Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates. These amounts represent our proportionate share of the Adjusted EBITDA of our unconsolidated affiliates. Amounts reflected are calculated consistently with our definition of Adjusted EBITDA.

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Segment Adjusted EBITDA:
Midstream
$
314
$
315
Liquids transportation and services
240
195
Interstate transportation and storage
278
286
Intrastate transportation and storage
133
127
Investment in Sunoco Logistics
312
289
Retail marketing
83
195
All other
30
93
$ 1,390
$
1,500

Midstream

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Gathered volumes (MMBtu/d)
9,675,003
10,384,106
NGLs produced (Bbls/d)
420,877
413,426
Equity NGLs (Bbls/d)
34,341
26,296
Revenues
$
1,343
$
1,379
Cost of products sold
867
915
Gross margin
476
464
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
(153 )
(148 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(17 )
(9 )
compensation expense
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
7
6
Other
1
2
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
314
$
315

Gathered volumes decreased primarily due to declines in the South Texas, North Texas, and Mid-Continent/Panhandle regions. NGL production increased due to increased gathering and processing capacities in the Permian and Cotton Valley regions, partially offset by declines in the South Texas, North Texas, and Mid-Continent/Panhandle regions.

Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the midstream segment reflected an increase in gross margin as follows:

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Gathering and processing fee-based revenues
$ 393
$
418
Non fee-based contracts and processing
83
46
Total gross margin
$ 476
$
464

For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA related to our midstream segment decreased due to the net effects of the following:

an increase of $27 million in non-fee based margin due to volume increases in the Permian region, partially offset by volume declines in the South Texas, North Texas, and Mid-Continent/Panhandle regions; and

an increase of $10 million in non-fee based margins due to higher crude oil and NGL prices; offset by

a decrease of $25 million in fee-based margin due to volume declines in the South Texas, North Texas, and Mid-Continent/Panhandle regions, partially offset by increased gathering and processing volumes in the Permian and Cotton Valley regions; and

an increase in general and administrative expenses of $8 million primarily due to an increase of $3 million in insurance allocation from corporate, a decrease of $3 million in capitalized overhead, and an increase of $2 million in legal expenses.

Liquids Transportation and Services

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Liquids transportation volumes (Bbls/d)
647,018
509,894
NGL fractionation volumes (Bbls/d)
338,237
228,695
Revenues
$
1,207
$
858
Cost of products sold
927
615
Gross margin
280
243
Unrealized (gains) losses on commodity risk management activities
5
(4 )
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
(43 )
(40 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(2 )
(4 )
compensation expense
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
240
$
195

NGL transportation volumes increased in all major producing regions, including the Permian, North Texas, Southeast Texas, Eagle Ford, and Louisiana. Our crude pipeline, originating in Nederland and delivering into Lake Charles, also began transporting volumes in April 2016, and transported approximately 69,000 Bbls/d during the three months ended September 30, 2016.

Average daily fractionated volumes increased for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year due to the ramp-up of our third 100,000 Bbls/d fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Texas, which was commissioned in late December 2015, as well as increased producer volumes as mentioned above.

Segment Adjusted EBITDA for the liquids transportation and services segment reflected an increase in gross margin as follows:

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Transportation margin
$ 124
$
109
Processing and fractionation margin
103
76
Storage margin
50
41
Other margin
3
17
Total gross margin
$ 280
$
243

For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA related to our liquids transportation and services segment increased due to net impact of the following:

an increase in transportation fees of $15 million primarily due to higher volumes transported out of the Permian and North Texas regions;

an increase of $27 million in processing and fractionation margin (excluding change in unrealized gains of $1 million) primarily due to the ramp-up of our third 100,000 Bbls/d fractionator at Mont Belvieu, Texas, along with higher producer volumes, primarily from West Texas;

an increase in storage margin of $9 million partially due to an increase in demand for leased storage capacity as a result of favorable market conditions, which increased fee-based storage revenues by $2 million. The remainder of the storage margin increase was primarily due to an increase in throughput fees, as shuttle volumes increased by 9%;

a decrease of $6 million in other margin (excluding increases in unrealized losses of $9 million) primarily due to fluctuating optimization opportunities at our Mont Belvieu facility;

an increase in operating expenses of $3 million primarily due to increased costs associated with our third fractionator at Mont Belvieu; and

a decrease in general and administrative expenses of $2 million due to lower capitalized overhead as a result of reduced capital spending.

Interstate Transportation and Storage

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Natural gas transported (MMBtu/d)
5,385,679
5,903,285
Natural gas sold (MMBtu/d)
19,478
19,171
Revenues
$
236
$
248
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation, amortization
(76 )
(78 )
and accretion expenses
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(13 )
(14 )
compensation, amortization and accretion expenses
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
131
130
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
278
$
286
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
$
84
$
104

Transported volumes decreased 346,817 MMBtu/d on the Trunkline pipeline primarily due to lower utilization resulting from lower customer demand, a decrease of 115,926 MMBtu/d on the Sea Robin pipeline due to reduced supply as a result of producer system maintenance and overall lower production, and a decrease of 107,178 MMBtu/d on the Transwestern pipeline due to lower customer demand in the West and San Juan areas, partially offset by opportunities in the Texas Intrastate markets.

Segment Adjusted EBITDA. For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA related to our interstate transportation and storage segment decreased due to the net effect of the following:

a decrease of $9 million in revenues due to contract restructuring on the Tiger pipeline, a decrease of $6 million due to lower rates on the Panhandle, Trunkline and Transwestern pipelines due to weak spreads, and a decrease of $3 million on the Sea Robin pipeline due to declines in production and third party maintenance. These decreases were partially offset by higher reservation revenues on the Transwestern pipeline of $4 million from a growth project and higher parking revenues of $2 million, primarily on the Panhandle pipeline; partially offset by

a decrease of $2 million in operating expenses primarily due to lower maintenance projects and lower allocated costs; and

a decrease of $1 million in selling, general and administrative expenses primarily due to insurance proceeds received in 2016 and lower allocated costs.

The decrease in cash distributions from unconsolidated affiliates is due to higher Citrus cash taxes.

Intrastate Transportation and Storage

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Natural gas transported (MMBtu/d)
8,088,132
8,308,105
Revenues
$
758
$
592
Cost of products sold
586
428
Gross margin
172
164
Unrealized gains on commodity risk management activities
(7 )
(4 )
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
(43 )
(43 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(5 )
(6 )
compensation expense
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
15
16
Other
1
--
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
133
$
127
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
$
13
$
14

Transported volumes decreased primarily due to lower production volumes, primarily in the Barnett Shale region, partially offset by increased volumes related to significant new long-term transportation contracts.

Segment Adjusted EBITDA. For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA related to our intrastate transportation and storage segment increased due to the net impacts of the following:

a decrease of $1 million in transportation fees due to lower throughput volumes;

an increase of $6 million in natural gas sales (excluding changes in unrealized losses of $1 million) and other primarily due to higher realized gains from the buying and selling of gas along our system;

a decrease of $2 million from the sale of retained fuel primarily due to lower throughput volumes;

an increase of $2 million in storage margin (excluding net changes in unrealized amounts of $4 million related to fair value inventory adjustments and unrealized gains and losses on derivatives), primarily driven by the timing of withdrawals and sales of natural gas from our Bammel storage cavern; and

a decrease of $1 million in general and administrative expenses due to lower insurance costs, as well as lower allocated overhead costs due to shared services cost savings.

Investment in Sunoco Logistics

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Revenues
$ 2,189
$
2,406
Cost of products sold
1,818
2,144
Gross margin
371
262
Unrealized (gains) losses on commodity risk management activities
16
(31 )
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
(38 )
(40 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(25 )
(23 )
compensation expense
Inventory valuation adjustments
(37 )
103
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
25
18
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
312
$
289
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
$
4
$
5

Segment Adjusted EBITDA. For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA related to Sunoco Logistics increased due to the following:

an increase of $11 million from Sunoco Logistics’ NGLs operations, primarily attributable to increased volumes and fees from Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner NGLs projects, which includes Sunoco Logistics’ NGLs pipelines and Marcus Hook and Nederland facilities; and

an increase of $26 million from Sunoco Logistics’ refined products operations, primarily due to improved operating results from Sunoco Logistics’ refined products pipelines, which benefited from higher volumes on Sunoco Logistics’ Allegheny Access pipeline, and higher results from Sunoco Logistics’ refined products acquisition and marketing activities. Improved contributions from joint venture interests and Sunoco Logistics’ refined products terminals also contributed to the increase; offset by

a decrease of $14 million from Sunoco Logistics’ crude oil operations, primarily due to lower operating results from Sunoco Logistics’ crude oil acquisition and marketing activities, which includes transportation and storage fees related to Sunoco Logistics’ crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities, resulting from lower crude oil differentials compared to the prior year period. This decrease was partially offset by improved results from Sunoco Logistics’ crude oil pipelines which benefited from the Delaware Basin Extension and Permian Longview and Louisiana Extension pipelines that commenced operations in the third quarter 2016. Higher contributions from joint venture interests also contributed to the offset.

Retail Marketing

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Revenues
$ --
$
1,363
Cost of products sold
--
1,149
Gross margin
--
214
Unrealized gains on commodity risk management activities
--
(1 )
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
--
(149 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
--
(8 )
compensation expense
Inventory valuation adjustments
--
4
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
83
135
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
83
$
195
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
$
36
$ --

Due to the transfer of the general partnership interest of Sunoco LP from ETP to ETE in 2015 and completion of the dropdown of remaining Retail Marketing interests from ETP to Sunoco LP in March 2016, the Partnership’s retail marketing segment has been deconsolidated, and the segment results now reflect an equity method investment in limited partnership units of Sunoco LP. As of September 30, 2016, the Partnership owns 43.5 million Sunoco LP common units, representing 45.6% of Sunoco LP’s total outstanding common units.

For the three months ended September 30, 2016, distributions from unconsolidated affiliates reflect the distributions to be received from Sunoco LP for the period. No comparable amounts are reflected in the prior period, because Sunoco LP was a consolidated subsidiary at that time.

All Other

Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Revenues
$
956
$
976
Cost of products sold
877
855
Gross margin
79
121
Unrealized (gains) losses on commodity risk management activities
1
(7 )
Operating expenses, excluding non-cash compensation expense
(20 )
(33 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash
(14 )
(33 )
compensation expense
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
(20 )
47
Other
23
23
Eliminations
(19 )
(25 )
Segment Adjusted EBITDA
$
30
$
93
Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates
$
2
$
16

Amounts reflected in our all other segment primarily include:

-- our natural gas marketing and compression operations;

a non-controlling interest in PES, comprising 33% of PES’ outstanding common units; and

our investment in Coal Handling, an entity that owns and operates end-user coal handling facilities.

For the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year, Segment Adjusted EBITDA decreased due to lower earnings from our investment in PES, a decrease in revenue-generating horsepower and lower project revenue from our compression operations, partially offset by a favorable variance from lower transaction-related expenses in 2016 and higher selling, general and administrative expenses in 2015.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON CAPITAL
EXPENDITURES
(Tabular amounts in millions)
(unaudited)

The following is a summary of capital expenditures (net of contributions in aid of construction costs) for the nine months ended September 30, 2016:

Growth
Maintenance
Total
Direct(1):
Midstream
$
868
$
82
$
950
Liquids transportation and services(2)
1,460
14
1,474
Interstate transportation and storage(2)
138
55
193
Intrastate transportation and storage
34
11
45
All other (including eliminations)
66
32
98
Total direct capital expenditures
2,566
194
2,760
Indirect(1):
Investment in Sunoco Logistics
1,237
40
1,277
Total capital expenditures
$ 3,803
$
234
$ 4,037
(1)
Indirect capital expenditures comprise those funded by our publicly
traded subsidiary; all other capital expenditures are reflected as
direct capital expenditures.
(2)
Includes capital expenditures related to the Bakken, Rover and Bayou
Bridge pipeline projects, which includes $268 million related to
Sunoco Logistics’ proportionate ownership in the Bakken and Bayou
Bridge pipeline projects.

We currently expect capital expenditures for the full year 2016 to be within the following ranges:

Growth
Maintenance
Low
High
Low
High
Direct(1):
Midstream
$ 1,225
$ 1,275
$
100
$
110
Liquids transportation and services:
NGL
875
900
20
25
Crude(2)(3)
300
325
--
--
Interstate transportation and storage(2)(3)
210
250
95
105
Intrastate transportation and storage(3)
40
50
20
25
All other (including eliminations)
90
100
40
45
Total direct capital expenditures
$ 2,740
$ 2,900
$
275
$
310
(1)
Direct capital expenditures exclude those funded by our publicly
traded subsidiary.
(2)
Includes capital expenditures related to our proportionate ownership
of the Bakken, Rover and Bayou Bridge pipeline projects.
(3)
Net of amounts forecasted to be financed at the asset level with
non-recourse debt of approximately $1.17 billion.

We expect total direct growth capital expenditures of approximately $1.9 billion in 2017, net of amounts expected to be financed at the asset level.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON
UNCONSOLIDATED AFFILIATES
(In millions)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
2016
2015
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates:
Citrus
$
31
$
29
FEP
12
14
PES
(26 )
39
MEP
9
10
HPC
8
9
AmeriGas
(2 )
(2 )
Sunoco, LLC
--
(13 )
Sunoco LP
16
117
Other
17
11
Total equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates
$
65
$
214
Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates:
Citrus
$
90
$
88
FEP
19
19
PES
(19 )
46
MEP
22
23
HPC
15
16
Sunoco, LLC
--
53
Sunoco LP
83
81
Other
30
24
Total Adjusted EBITDA related to unconsolidated affiliates
$
240
$
350
Distributions received from unconsolidated affiliates:
Citrus
$
50
$
65
FEP
17
19
AmeriGas
3
2
PES
--
15
MEP
17
20
HPC
13
14
Sunoco LP
36
--
Other
13
21
Total distributions received from unconsolidated affiliates
$
149
$
156

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